Sydney Theatre Company and
Colonial First State Global Asset Management present
CHILDREN OF THE SUN
By Maxim Gorky
In a new version by Andrew Upton
Love and other chemical reactions
Following on from his adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Maxim Gorky'sChildren of the Sun takes a fresh, colloquial look at the human condition.
In a rambling mansion in provincial Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, a sister, a brother, their partners and admirers pursue their intimate intrigues oblivious to bigger new realities brewing at their door. A family born to privilege but bound for dysfunction.
Protasov might be the man of the house, but, even when he lifts his eyes from his chemistry set, he is blind to his wife's infidelities, his friend's advances and his sister's quiet despair. In something of a casting coup, three of our most treasured actresses - Justine Clarke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Jacqueline McKenzie (Sex with Strangers) an ...more